Defund Police Advocate Bush Spent $400K on Private Security

July 20, 2022

Radical defund-the-police hypocrite Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) has spent $393,417.67 in campaign cash for private security this election cycle, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings, more than any of her fellow “Squad” members.

During the 2022 quarter-two election cycle, Bush spent $89,265.67 on her private security detail. Her nearly $90,000 on campaign security is more than $50,000 higher than her campaign’s second-largest expenditure for fundraising services.

Close to two-thirds of her second quarter security spending went to a security agency that frequently posts against gun control laws, while the rest went to two individuals who share an address with Bush’s campaign.

Fox News detailed:

Peace Security, whose Facebook page is littered with anti-gun control posts, was the biggest recipient of Bush’s security cash, hauling nearly $60,000 from her campaign. The remaining money went to Courtney Merrits and Nathaniel Davis, whose reported address in the filings is the same as Bush’s campaign headquarters.

After her campaign spending for private security was first reported in July 2021, Bush defended it while advocating to defund the police.

“They would rather I die? You would rather me die? Is that what you want to see? You want to see me die? You know, because that could be the alternative,” Bush told CBS. “I have private security because my body is worth being on this planet right now.”